Chocolate Covered Ritz Pops

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Christmas Tree Chocolate Covered Ritz Pops are simple no bake treats that the whole family will love. These combine ritz crackers, creamy peanut butter, dark chocolate, and white chocolate – and can be decorated for your holidays or special occasions!

For some other simple no bake desserts to try this holiday season, make my Snowman OreosNo Bake Monster Cookie Balls, or Gingerbread Truffles. These easy recipes are fun to make with kids!

A bunch of ritz pops covered in chocolate.

Ritz Cracker Cookies

Sweet and salty treats are definitely in my wheelhouse. If I had to choose between a rich sugary dessert and a bowl of guac and chips, I’d be all about the later (while my hubby has a serious sweet tooth). But a little bit of both is just right – which is why THESE TREATS are just right.

However, if you want to try the BEST brownies, try these Triple Chocolate Brownies soon!

Why This Recipe Works:

  • SIMPLE – A no-bake dipped cookie pop that’s super simple to make using just a handful of ingredients! We love an easy cookie idea along with a cold glass of milk!
  • TASTY – Ritz crackers plus peanut butter plus chocolate = YUM! Trust me, this salty snack is really good.
  • CUTE – The little trees are easy to draw and super cute too. P.S. This sweet treat would also be a great addition to your homemade Christmas gifts.
  • KID-APPROVED – These are definitely kid-approved but adults also love them! A fun treat for all (especially little hands) and perfect for your next holiday party.
A white plate with several ritz pops covered in chocolate.

What You’ll Need:

These are all easy-to-find items in your grocery store. The perfect sweet and salty treat for your gatherings.

  • Ritz Crackers – This recipe makes 15 pops so you’ll need 30 ritz crackers.
  • Peanut Butter – Creamy peanut butter works well here. You could also use crunchy if preferred.
  • Dark Chocolate – I prefer using the Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers. (Milk chocolate can be used as well.)
  • White Chocolate – Again, I like using the Ghirardelli brand. 
  • Sprinkles – I used sparkling sugar plus other sprinkles for the tree. Any holiday mixture will work!
The ingredients for the ritz pops.

How to make Chocolate Covered Ritz Cracker Pops:

Step 1
Prep crackers. Place several ritz crackers on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (or wax paper). Spread a thick layer of peanut butter to each cracker. Then place a lollipop stick on the peanut butter and add a little more peanut butter to the exposed lollipop stick.

Step 2
Top with second cracker. Place a second ritz cracker on top the peanut butter and press down carefully (to form a “sandwich”).

Step 3
Melt dark chocolate. In a small mixing bowl, add the chocolate melting wafers and microwave at 50% power (in 30-second intervals) until creamy. Don’t over-cook!

Step 4
Dip pops. Dip each pop into the melted chocolate, using a spoon to scrape excess chocolate and smoothing to cover well. Set each pop on the baking sheet and then immediately add sparkling sugar to the top of the chocolate coating.

Let set up. Let the chocolate set up until its firm.

Step 5
Melt white chocolate. In a small bowl, add the white chocolate and microwave at 50% power until creamy. Then add some green food coloring and stir well. Place a small bag inside a jar and then spoon the green colored white chocolate into the bag. Use a clip to the bag and snip off a small corner of the bag.

Step 6
Decorate. Use your hand to squeeze the piping bag to gently draw on a Christmas tree (or other design of your choice). Immediately add a small sugar pearl sprinkle to the top of the tree and some other Christmas sprinkles to the tree itself.

The chocolate sets up super fast so make sure you add the sprinkles quickly.

Step 7
Set. Let the pops sit for 10-15 minutes, or until the chocolate fully sets.

STORING AND FREEZING

  • STORE the cookie pops in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several weeks. These are also ok stored at room temperature in a cool house.
  • FREEZE the Chocolate Covered Ritz Pops in an airtight container for up to 3-4 months.
My hand holding a chocolate covered ritz pop with a Christmas tree.

Recipe Tips:

  • When melting chocolate in the microwave, make sure you heat at 50% power and stir frequently until creamy. Over-cooking it is “food” for your garbage can! 
  • Melting chocolate sits up extremely fast so add the sparkling sugar as soon as you add the dark chocolate. Likewise, add the tree sprinkles right after drawing the tree. (Don’t dip all of the cookies and then add the candies. Dip one and add the candies immediately!
  • Use a spoon to scrape off some of the chocolate excess. A little taste of chocolate is just right in these.
  • Use a steady hand when drawing the tree. (Might need to practice, LOL!)
  • These are perfect for prepping ahead. Store them in the refrigerator or freezer.
A dark background with some Christmas tree ritz cracker pops.

Other Holiday Cookies:

While we’re all making cookie platters for the holidays, I’ve got several more yummy treats for you to choose from. Enjoy!

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xoxo ~Sue

Several chocolate covered peanut butter ritz lollipops on a black background.

Chocolate Covered Ritz Pops

Christmas Tree Chocolate Covered Ritz Pops are simple no bake treats that the whole family will love. These combine ritz crackers, creamy peanut butter, dark chocolate, and white chocolate – and can be decorated for your holidays or special occasions!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 15 pops
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

  • 30 ritz crackers
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 oz. dark chocolate melting wafers
  • 2 oz. white chocolate melting wafers
  • miscellaneous sprinkles
  • lollipop sticks

Instructions

  • Place several ritz crackers on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread about two teaspoons (or more) of creamy peanut butter to each cracker. Then place a lollipop stick on the peanut butter and add a little more peanut butter to the exposed lollipop stick.
  • Place a second ritz cracker on top the peanut butter and press down carefully (to form a “sandwich”).
  • In a small bowl, add the chocolate melting wafers and microwave at 50% power (in 30 second increments) until creamy. Don’t over-cook!
  • Dip each pop into the dark chocolate, using a spoon to scrape off a little chocolate and smoothing to cover well. Set each pop on the baking sheet and then immediately add sparkling sugar to the top of the chocolate.
  • Let the chocolate set up until its firm.
  • In a small bowl, add the white chocolate and microwave at 50% power until creamy. Then add some green food coloring and stir well. Place a small bag inside a jar and then spoon the green colored white chocolate into the bag. Use a clip to the bag and snip off a small corner of the bag.
  • Use your hand and to squeeze the bag to gently draw on a Christmas tree (or other decoration of your choice). Immediately add a small sugar pearl sprinkle to the top of the tree and some other sprinkles to the tree itself.
    The chocolate sets up super fast so make sure you add the sprinkles quickly.
  • Let the pops sit for 10-15 minutes, or until the chocolate fully sets.

Notes

  • STORE the cookie pops in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several weeks. These are also ok stored at room temperature in a cool house.
  • FREEZE the Chocolate Covered Ritz Pops in an airtight container for up to 3-4 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg
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4 Comments

  1. Really nice. Love the sweet/salty combo. I think we used the wrong sort of thing for sticks, they did not stay, but it was still fun trying. Definitely enjoyed them.

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      I’ll have to go back and link the sticks. Thanks for trying them, Abigail!

  2. Fun! I love the size so I can eat several!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Haha! I’m glad you are enjoying these!

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